Friday, March 25, 2011

Video Friday! 3/25/11

It's Friday and you know what that means... the weekend is just a few hours away and we have another Video Friday! This week brought all kinds of fun.

I've been a little ambivalent towards the Captain America movie. I've been interested but so many comic movies have gone so wrong. I've been afraid it would happen to Captain America. But having seen this trailer, I've just hopped on the excited train!

So I found out that on 30 Rock, the character, Frank Rossitano destroyed a copy of Avengers Academy #8. Marvel has responded with an open letter featuring Joe Quesada and Tom Brevoort with a very special guest. I think Tom Brevoort's angry face is simply hilarious.

There is a campaign currently underway to get actor extraordinaire Adam West a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Having grown up watching the reruns of the Batman television series, I couldn't agree more. He has an impressive body of work, has been in the industry for a long time and is a cultural icon. Fans from all over submitted videos declaring their support and it was edited together by Papa Llama and hosted by the Action Flick Chick herself, Katrina Hill. It's a great video and includes links for you to show your support.  It's time Adam West got the recognition he deserves.

And finally, a bit of sad news. This week we lost Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor. She was a wonderful actress, a stunning beauty, and a savvy business woman. But perhaps her greatest accomplishments was her contributions to AIDS research and awareness. She gave the disease a public face at a time when people were still in the dark and terrified about it.  She was an incredible woman whose legacy will not be forgotten, though she will be greatly missed.

Normally, if I were to do a tribute to someone, I'd find a compilation of their work, but I've only seen a handful of her movies and I wanted to show something that would reflect who she really was. Many years ago, Elizabeth Taylor did a stint on General Hospital. She was even at Luke and Laura's wedding. Soap opera fans know how big a deal that was. This is a bloopers reel from her time there and I think this captures part of what made her so well loved.

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